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Friday — February 20, 2004


E.I. to award two
research grants
at symposium

The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research will award two Outstanding Young Researcher Grants during its Eighth Annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium, which will be held in Sun Valley Feb. 25-29.

The announcements will take place during the Open Forum, Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn at 5 p.m.

Recipients are:

  • Richard M. Neve, PhD, University of San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research investigates the factors regulating the metastatic potential of human breast cancers. Dr. Neve was nominated by Dr. Christopher Benz, director of the Buck Institute in Novato, CA. Dr. Benz has been a participant in Expedition Inspiration’s Medical Symposium several times, including 2003 and 2004.

  • Dr. Virginia Kaklamani, Northwestern University, Department of Hematology/Oncology, will also be awarded an Outstanding Young Researcher Grant for her research related to familial breast cancer risk. She was recommended by Dr. William Gradishar, director of Breast Medical Oncology, Northwestern University and 2003 EI Symposium participant.

Breast cancer research scientists from around the world will attend Expedition Inspiration’s Eighth Annual Laura Evans Memorial Breast Cancer Symposium, titled, "Breast Cancer – The Development and Validation of New Therapeutics". The symposium is led by Marc Lippman, MD, Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System and Expedition Inspiration Scientific Advisor.

Everyone is invited to attend the Open Forum, which provides an opportunity for patients, family members, medical professionals and members of the press to interact with the top researchers from around the world. Commonly discussed topics include clinical trials, new advances in research, alternative therapies, estrogen replacement and preventative measures.

The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by breast cancer survivor Laura Evans to raise awareness and research funds for the cause, as well as to educate and support those affected by the disease. Expedition Inspiration is headquartered in Ketchum.

Contact: (208) 726-6456; ei@expeditioninspiration.org; www.expeditioninspiration.org.


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